RALLY: RACE: SOLO: National Convention "unlike any other in the club's history"

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 19, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is set to host the 2002 edition of its annual National Convention February 7-9, at the Doubletree Hotel, in Denver, Colo. The event, titled "Leadership Spirit- the ...

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (December 19, 2001) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is set to host the 2002 edition of its annual National Convention February 7-9, at the Doubletree Hotel, in Denver, Colo. The event, titled "Leadership Spirit- the Sequel," draws hundreds of members nationwide each spring, and is now in its 58th year.

The 2002 National Convention will be unlike any other in the club's storied history. Numerous seminars promoting the launch of the SCCA University, keynote speakers including David Donohue and David Finch, and track-specific classes and workshops will highlight the three-day event.

"Without question, this year's convention will be the most informative and educational the SCCA has ever seen," said Steve Johnson, President and CEO of SCCA. "With the anticipation of the SCCA University and membership at an all-time high, we look forward to hosting the members of this unique organization."

Barb Lundquist, of the SCCA Chicago Region, has recently been appointed National Leadership Development Director and will be the point of contact for seminars developing SCCA University. Lundquist has been an SCCA member since 1983 and is the driving force behind the popular June Sprints(r) and the Kohler(r)/SCCA Chicago Region "Triple Crown Award."

David Donahue. Photo by Ang Lisuzzo.

Donahue, renowned race car driver and son of the late Mark Donohue for which an SCCA road racing award is named, will be the first keynote speaker.

The Mark Donohue Award, presented by the Road Racing Drivers' Club for outstanding performance, sportsmanship and competitiveness in SCCA road racing, is awarded annually in the honor and spirit that Mark portrayed before his untimely death in 1975 at a Formula One event in Austria.

The second-half of the tandem speaker act is Finch. In addition to being a five-time SCCA GT2 National Champion and 2001 Mark Donohue Award recipient, Finch has engineered racing development programs for a number of leading manufacturers.

This year's convention is expected to once again outdraw the previous years, and will be the most impressive to date.

With the relocation of the SCCA's headquarters slated to take place next November, this will be the last convention held in Denver. After nearly 30 years in Colorado, The 60,000-member club, known as the largest and most diverse active motorsports organization in North America, will transplant its grassroots to Topeka, Kansas. The 2003 convention is planned to take place in nearby Kansas City, Mo.

Don't wait to read about the convention next year. Plan on attending to capitalize on the latest trends and information to make your SCCA region the best it can be. Stay dialed-in to SportsCar and RENews for more details, and make the decision today to have your region well represented in 2002.

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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Drivers David Finch , David Donohue , Steve Johnson , Mark Donohue